Organisations and individuals can apply to host events in NSW national parks and reserves.
There are 2 different application and assessment processes for events of under 150 participants and for events over 150 participants:
Events under 150 participants
The assessment and approval process for these events is managed by the relevant local park office.
Examples of events under 150 participants events include wedding ceremonies, private functions such as birthday parties as well as community sporting events.
Events over 150 participants
The assessment and approval process for these events is managed by the centralised NSW National Parks Events Team.
Examples of events over 150 participants include food and wine festivals, music festivals and concerts and major sporting events.
Information on how to apply to stage both these types of events is available on the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Host an event page.
The NPWS Events Management Guidelines provide an overview of the assessment and approval process for external events delivered in NSW national parks.
These guidelines are designed to provide transparency of the process of assessing events and to assist prospective event organisers in the approval requirements for staging events on lands that are reserved or acquired under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 and managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.